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poleflux
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6/23/2011 3:11:05 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
This is a terminal medical condition which turns tissue into bone thereby rendering its victims into living statues.

So I would like to argue for possible science technology as a safe treatment and possible reversal of this illness.

I wondered why not use a zero gravity experiment putting these patience into weightlessness which has been proved by NASA to stop bone growth in astronauts, why not?
Meatros
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6/23/2011 3:15:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/23/2011 3:11:05 PM, poleflux wrote:
This is a terminal medical condition which turns tissue into bone thereby rendering its victims into living statues.

So I would like to argue for possible science technology as a safe treatment and possible reversal of this illness.

I wondered why not use a zero gravity experiment putting these patience into weightlessness which has been proved by NASA to stop bone growth in astronauts, why not?

IIRC, we aren't sure of the causes of the ossification. I'd say it's worth a shot, the people suffering from it deserve some relief.

It's a scary disorder (disease)?
Justin_Chains
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6/23/2011 3:54:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Interesting. Post a link to a picture of someone with this disease if you can. Seems almost hard to believe and it would make me wonder if such a disorder gave weight to stories like Medusa from ancient greek mythology, where her gaze would turn people to stone.
CosmicAlfonzo
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6/23/2011 4:12:57 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
My grandpa ended up dying of something that sounds just like this called "Scleroderma".

It is slow, painful, and horrifying. It's a really sh!tty way to go. His skin hardened to where he was bed ridden for a year, couldn't move at all. Eventually, it began to effect his internal organs, and his lungs gave out.
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Sieben
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6/23/2011 4:53:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I could argue that non-medicinal strategies are more efficacious than whatever you're proposing as long as I can see your proposal first. You may have some sort of miracle machine that I'm not aware of that instantly cures it.
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6/23/2011 6:02:39 PM
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Cliff.Stamp
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6/23/2011 10:01:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/23/2011 3:11:05 PM, poleflux wrote:

I wondered why not use a zero gravity experiment putting these patience into weightlessness which has been proved by NASA to stop bone growth in astronauts, why not?

The bone density in your body is regulated similar to muscle density, using very loose language. When there is reduced stress then the natural procedures which encourage growth of both are suppressed. It is unlikely that this would stop the very unnatural problem here. Note you would not need low gravity to see this, fluid suspensions would produce a similar effect.